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Extreme weather events
What caused the freakish hailstorms?
Untimely hailstorms have destroyed crops in millions of hectares in north and central India. Predictions of a poor monsoon, possibly linked to El Nino, would mean further trauma for the already distressed farmers in these areas. Is this climate change?
Unseasonal hailstorms once again show how vulnerable the Indian farmer is to extreme weather events
Scientists blame changing wind patterns near the Arctic for the freak weather
Current crop insurance schemes have failed to instill confidence in farmers because of limited outreach and poor remuneration mechanism
There is a 40 per cent chance that rainfall in 2014 would be less than average, suggests forecasting company

Shifting of Bajoli Holi project from the right bank of the Ravi river to the left bank will disrupt lives and forest rights of tribals

Reviving stormwater drains is the only way to protect cities from water-logging during monsoons

Posted by Richard Mahapatra

India’s first PM born after Independence will face the old problem of poverty eradication

Posted by Latha Jishnu

Chinese scientists appear to be more open to discussing the risks and ethics of new technologies than their Indian counterparts

Blood bath over parking has not influenced the politics of the city to deliver on the right principles

Posted by Swasti Pachauri

The flame of the forest that paints the Satpura range red in March is part of art, culture and literature. It can also be a source of livelihood for local people

Posted by Shahrukh Rafi Khan

Justice is a central component of the conceptual transition from human development to sustainable human development and a similar concern for justice must extend within generations as is conceded across generations

Ankur Paliwal visits Moradabad district where a tigress is on the prowl to find out why she took to killing humans

Aparna Pallavi faces some inconvenient home truths and gets to know about some easy home remedies for painful medical conditions at a meeting of traditional healers

April 30, 2014

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